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CBC Sunday Preview

In Sunday Preview on September 30, 2011 by The Spillover

Did you make it to last Sunday’s service? Have the goosebumps gone away yet? Things are happening at Calvary; the air is electric.

First order of business: the CBC elders are meeting tonight and tomorrow morning to discuss, plan, and pray for our church family. Let’s hold them up with our prayers and encourage them with our words.

Next: I’m overwhelmed by the willingness of our church family to commit to praying for Calvary. Take a look at how many people have left a comment and promised to pray for our church family for 15 minutes per day. My brothers and sisters, this is not just some nice little thing we’re doing. We’re joining together as a family and laying ourselves bare before God, and the sum of our prayers is powerful.

I can’t help but wonder – was Calvary Baptist Church saturated in more prayer this week than any week in recent history? It’s possible. And it’s because of your willingness to sacrifice your time for the sake of our family. It’s beautiful, and it’s the way we’re going to overcome our hardships.

So let’s press on, remembering our promise and soaking Calvary in prayer every day. And keep an eye out – we’re going to add another dimension to our spiritual battle for our church family. For more details, check the blog on Sunday and/or make it to this Sunday morning’s service! This is exciting stuff, people!

More on this Sunday’s service: the theme is The Cost to Follow: PART II. If the sermon is anything like Part I, for goodness sake, nothing else need be said.

The scripture Dave will cover is Luke 14:25-35:

A large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them, “If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple. And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple. “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it? Otherwise, you might complete only the foundation before running out of money, and then everyone would laugh at you. They would say, ‘There’s the person who started that building and couldn’t afford to finish it!’ “Or what king would go to war against another king without first sitting down with his counselors to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat the 20,000 soldiers marching against him? And if he can’t, he will send a delegation to discuss terms of peace while the enemy is still far away. So you cannot become my disciple without giving up everything you own. “Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? Flavorless salt is good neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown away. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!” (NLT)

You may want to read that a few times. Yes, Jesus really said that!

Here are the songs we’ll be singing:

Worship is the feast of the person who finds their joy in the Savior. Come, worship and learn with us this Sunday. Be a part of what’s happening at Calvary.

3 Responses to “CBC Sunday Preview”

  1. “Worship is the feast of the person who finds their joy in the Savior”….WOW! I like that!!

  2. can’t wait to enjoy “the feast” with my CBC family tomorrow!

  3. I simply can’t wait.

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